The Lighter Side of JzB

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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Carpe Diem #195, The Hermit (IX) Tarot

~ 1 ~

looking like gandalf
does the hermit in his cave
search for the balrog

~ 2 ~

search for the balrog
just in solitude can you
conquer your demons

~ 3 ~

conquer your demons
when the light of your knowledge
leads to true wisdom

~ 4 ~

Does he spout wisdom
or is he just an old fool
living in a cave

~ 5 ~

goose flies with the flock
moose wanders into the woods
tries to find himself

~ 6 ~

spider lives alone
instead of gaining wisdom
she still just eats bugs


Carpe Diem #195


  1. I especially like the balrog haiku.

  2. Your third haiku is how it is for me. Very insightful. Love moose and spider today ♥

  3. I agree that No 3 is most wise.
    Old fools need to retreat to their caves to recharge their wisdom now and again methinks ;)

  4. I can't help but wonder if Moose will succeed or fail miserably...

    The Hermit

  5. I really liked #3 and #4, but it's so hard to resist Gandalf!

  6. as a teen, we would go into the woods to party...nearby lived a hermit...I thought he spouted more profound truths the drunker i got..

  7. There is often a thin line between the wise hermit and the old fool and probably on any given day the hermit can cross back and forth many time!! :)Hermit

  8. a lot of wisdom here, but the Gandalf haiku is definitely my favorite!

  9. Number 2 definitely,, but the spider one was great fun

  10. What a joyful post JzB ... all wonderfully composed haiku.


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